New Delhi [India]: New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology but will play an active role in its development and implementation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday after the launch of 5G services at the 6th Indian Mobile Congress.
We will lead technological progress in the world, he added. India will play an important role in designing future wireless technology and related manufacturing, he added.
“In the days of 2G, 3G, 4G, India depended on other countries for technology. But with 5G, India has created a new history. With 5G, India is establishing for the first once a global standard in telecommunications technology,” he added.
He said, “The New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology, but India will play an active role in the development and implementation of this technology. India will play an important role in the design of future wireless technology and related manufacturing.
Prime Minister Modi further said that today, on behalf of the country’s telecom industry, 130 million Indians are receiving a wonderful gift in the form of 5G. 5G is the knock of a new era at the doorstep of the country.
5G is the start of an endless sky of opportunity and congratulated every Indian for it, Prime Minister Modi said.
“From zero export of cellphones in 2014, we have now become an exporting country of cellphones worth thousands of crores. Naturally, all these efforts have had an impact on the cost of the device. Now we have started to get more features at a lower cost,” he added.
In addition, he added, the government has launched a campaign to provide door-to-door electricity. Like worked on the mission to provide clean water to everyone through Har Ghar Jal Abhiyan.
For example, through the Ujjwala program, the gas cylinder was delivered to the poorest of the poor. Likewise, our government is working on the goal of internet for all, he added.
While talking about digital payments, he said, “Modi said that the government itself has stepped forward and eased the way for digital payments. The government itself has promoted a citizen-centric delivery service through the app. From farmers to small traders, we have given them a way to meet their daily needs through the app.
He added that today, be it small traders, small entrepreneurs, artists or local artisans, Digital India has given a platform and a market to everyone. Today, you go to a local market or a vegetable market and you see, even a small street vendor will tell you, no cash, do ‘UPI’.
Digital India’s success is built on four pillars including device cost, digital connectivity, data costs and a digital first approach.
Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in Delhi and launched 5G services.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the exhibition at Pragati Maidan.
5G telecommunications services seek to provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency and a highly reliable communication system.
The country’s three major telecom operators each presented a use case to the Prime Minister to show the potential of 5G technology in India.
Reliance Jio contacted a teacher from a Mumbai school with students from three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha. This demonstrated how 5G will facilitate education by bringing teachers closer to students, erasing the physical distance between them. He demonstrated the power of on-screen augmented reality (AR) and how it is being used to teach children across the country, remotely, without the need for an AR device.
In the Airtel demo, a girl from Uttar Pradesh witnessed a vivid and immersive educational experience to learn about the solar system using virtual reality and augmented reality. The young girl shared her learning experience with the PM by appearing on stage through a hologram.
The Vodafone Idea test case demonstrated worker safety in a Delhi Metro tunnel under construction by creating a digital twin of the tunnel on the stage. The digital twin will help provide real-time worker safety alerts from a remote location. PM will demonstrate live from the podium to monitor the work in real time using virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
The various use cases that were demonstrated in front of PM in the expo include drone-based precision agriculture; High security routers and AI-based cyber threat detection platforms; Automated Guided Vehicles; Ambupod – Smart Ambulance; augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality in education and skills development; wastewater monitoring system; Smart-Agri program; Health diagnostics, among others. 5G technology will bring a wide range of benefits to ordinary people. This will help provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
Also, it will increase power efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency. 5G technology will help connect billions of Internet of Things devices, enable higher quality video services with high-speed mobility, and the provision of critical services such as telesurgery and self-driving cars, among others. 5G will help in real-time disaster monitoring, precision farming and minimizing the role of humans in hazardous industrial operations such as deep mining, offshore activities, etc.
Unlike existing mobile communication networks, 5G networks will allow the requirements to be tailored for each of these different use cases within the same network. (ANI)